Passengers groan as 1 hour flight hits N75k

Air travelers have begun groaning bitterly under the prohibitive fares airline operators have rolled out for flights within Nigeria as a one-hour flight now costs over a hundred thousand (N100, 000) naira. When The PUNCH visited the domestic wings of…

Tension as engine of Lagos-bound plane catches fire mid-air

A major air accident was averted when an Overland Airways aircraft made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, from Ilorin International Airport in Kwara State.  The incident happened on Wednesday night when one of the engines…

Fuel scarcity: Airline operators announce flight disruption, cancellation

The Airline Operators of Nigeria have announced plans to disrupt scheduled flight operations over the scarcity of aviation fuel. The announcement was contained in a statement titled, ‘Public notice: Disruptions in flight operations’, on Monday. In the statement signed by…

Airport Terminals Concession: Bi-Courtney indicates interest

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, has indicated interest to bid in the ongoing concession of four major airport terminals by the federal government. The chairman of BASL, Dr. Wale Babalakin, made the disclosure…

Commercial pilots blame pandemic downtime for in-flight mistakes

The steepest downturn in modern aviation history means plenty of airline pilots are spending weeks or months of the coronavirus pandemic idling at home. When they do return to the cockpit, a few are admitting that they’re out of practice,…

How African governments can deliver aviation benefits – IATA boss (Guardian)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments in Africa to maximise the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity. The Director General of IATA, Mr Alexandre de…

Air India plane hits wall on take-off (BBC)

A passenger plane travelling from the south Indian city of Trichy to Dubai sustained damage after hitting the airport wall during take off. Air India IX 611, which was carrying 130 passengers and six crew members, was diverted to Mumbai,…

Aviation, critical sectors need stiffer regulations, says Kuru

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Ahmed Kuru, has called on agencies that are saddled with the responsibility of regulating the aviation industry and indeed other critical sectors of the economy to adopt the…

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